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Cultural Details for Salix x 'Prairie Cascade'

Common Name:
Prairie Cascade Willow

Growth Rate:
Fast up to 3-6' per year, weeping habit.

Average Mature Height:
35-45'

Average Mature Width:
35-45'

Flower Details:
Cylindric catkins 1-2" long, .50 wide with yellow buds.

Fruit Details:
Strobile 1" long

Fall Color:
Yellow-green

Bark Details:
Young stems are golden, and of interest in winter.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Cankers, many insects and powdery mildew.

Native Habitat:
Hybrid of S. pentandra (Native to Europe) and S. alba (Native to Europe and Asia) introduced by Morden Research Station, Canada.

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Grown in medium-to-wet soils in full sun. Prune as needed in late winter to early spring. Easily propagated. Zones 3-5.

This plant was blooming:
3/26/2007 - 4/5/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1151, 3095, 3195

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu